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Youtube recently rejected a totally tame video clip for being “non family safe,” and now Michael Stipe has called them out for homophobia. More
It was with great sadness that we brought you news of R.E.M.‘s breakup last week, and it’s with great ambivalence that we now bring you Coldplay‘s cover of “Everybody Hurts.” Chris Martin and his gang performed the song at a show in Georgia, the state that spawned R.E.M. Once again, I chatted with musician Kasey Anderson about Coldplay’s version of “Everybody Hurts” and the legacy of R.E.M. More
Today’s a pretty sad day for music: seminal band R.E.M. has announced their breakup. Michael Stipe and his crew have been around since 1981, and in that time they’ve released 15 studio albums. People often say that R.E.M. fans are very intense, devoted, and specific in their love for the band, and I’ve always found that to be true. Because I edit this little old blog which means I can, here are my five favorite R.E.M. songs. More
So, the government is like on strike or whatever. But there’s still mail. While you’re holed up in your bomb shelter eating Twinkies and hoarding toilet paper, we recommend these jams as accompaniment. More
For their 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now, R.E.M. have commissioned a music video for each of the record’s 12 tracks. Filmmaker Jem Cohen took on the song “Oh My Heart” with this simple and ethereal offering. Pretty images for a pretty song — perfect for our rainy afternoon. More
Talented musician Vic Chesnutt of Athens, GA passed away yesterday (December 25, 2009). From the New York Times: He had been in a coma after taking an overdose of muscle relaxants earlier this week, said the family spokesman, Jem Cohen. … More
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Rock legends R.E.M. will be touring with two bands who are have been making their mark on the musical landscape for the past few years: The National and Modest Mouse. These three bands will be touring North America in … More
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Michael Stipe & Co. have released the name of their 14th album: Accelerate. It should be out in April and it was recorded in Vancouver and Dublin and produced by Jacknife Lee. According to NME: Confirmed tracks for the … More